This summer I did not write a single blog post. I realize that is no surprise to any of you, but it was quite the blog break for me. I assure you it is not because I had no opinions all summer. It was more because, well, I didn't have the time.
Don't get me wrong, it is not like I NEVER had five minutes to myself. It is just that when I did have five minutes, I didn't want to halfheartedly write a blog when I could have a few minutes to just rest my brain.
So what is it that kept me so busy all summer long? Well, first I actually took a legitimate vacation. My husband and I went to the Florida coast to spend some time with my family and some time on the beach. Success.
After our return, we had to (and wanted to!) go to a wedding. After that, a final baby shower for my sister-in-law. Upon that return, I had a month's worth of teacher training. It was great training and great fun, but it was most definitely quite time consuming. It paid off, though, because I also got a new job, which of course meant a lot of resumés, cover letter writing, phone calls, pavement pounding, and interviews before the goal was achieved.
The new job also meant a lot of paperwork (and I do mean A LOT), and classroom preparation. In fact, I now have not one, but two classrooms to set up before school starts. Which may not sound like much, but it is more demanding than you might think.
Thanks to my new job, and some weight loss, I had to buy almost all new professional clothes, so that was no small order.
And to make it all even more like an emotional roller coaster, between getting the job and finishing the paperwork, I welcomed a new nephew into the world! I also broke a sewing machine, but that wasn't exactly exciting.
So, for now, I'm back. Although, fair warning, with my new job, I probably won't be posting on any kind of a schedule in the coming months. I will work on it, but I make no promises or guarantees. Your patience is a wonderful gift. Thanks.